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14w ago

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In Illinois they have proposed a large hike to EV registration fees.

According to the Chicago Tribune, “The proposal would raise the annual registration fee to $1,000, more than 57 times the current amount of $17.50.
The bill would also make things more expensive for residents who drive non-electric cars. The state's gas tax would go up 19 cents to 44 cents a gallon, fees for driver’s licenses would double and the registration fee for non-electric vehicles would go up nearly 50% from $98 to $148.”

They feel that since EV’s don’t pay gas tax, they need to make up the cash.

This can’t be the first proposal like this, does this seem like a necessary evil, or a money grab?

Link to the original article:
www.foxnews.com/auto/illinois-1000-electric-vehicle-legislation

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